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Oceans
Fisheries and Oceans
This guide is about 11 ecosystems within the coastal zone of Atlantic Canada and their importance.
Play and learn
Parks Canada
Guide Sylvia underwater to help her bring a group of Northern Abalone back to a protected area!
Communications
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canada's Species at Risk Act (SARA) was created to protect wildlife species at risk, including fish, reptiles, marine mammals and molluscs. Find out what it means for you, especially if you are a commercial fisher, aquaculturist, recreational fisher, recreational boater, Aboriginal, scientist, researcher or involved in an activity that might impact the habitat of aquatic species at risk.
Integrated Science Data Management (ISDM)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Argo consists of floats deployed around the world. Each float profiling through 0-2000 m around 36 times per year over an estimated lifetime of 5 years. They measure both temperature and salinity.
Atlantic Region
Environment Canada
The Atlantic Ecosystem Initiative consists of 16 Atlantic Costal Action Program (ACAP) groups and 3 regional coalitions. Each of these organizations are independent and community-based. They work on a large variety of issues in the near shore and marine ecosystems. An example: http://www.coalition-sgsl.ca/index.php
Integrated Science Data Management (ISDM)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Biological, chemical and physical information on the northwestern Atlantic Ocean gathered through the Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program. AZMP provides an ever-expanding perspective on seasonal, annual and longer-term changes in ocean conditions including sea levels, climate and weather
Oceans
Fisheries and Oceans
Basin Head Marine Protected Area factsheet, press releases, photo gallery, and regulations.
Oceans
Fisheries and Oceans
This site is a reference for all those who, like you, want to do their part for the environment by participating in or organizing a beach clean-up activity.
Beaufort Sea Partnership
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
The Beaufort Sea Large Ocean Management Area (LOMA) is one of five priority areas identified for integrated ocean management planning by the Government of Canada. It is located in the extreme northwestern corner of Canada, and includes the marine portion of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The Beaufort Sea Partnership web site houses information pertaining to integrated oceans management and planning, and marine conservation initiatives inside the Beaufort Sea LOMA.
Maritimes Oceans and Ecosystem Science (OES)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
A marine embayment encircled by the municipality of Halifax region. In 1991, a time series was established to record the weekly state of the plankton ecosystem in this basin. The strategy of regular and perpetual sampling provides data to assess environmental variability at the weekly, monthly, seasonal, annual and decadal time scales
Species at Risk
Parks Canada
Since May 2004, the beluga population of the St. Lawrence estuary has been considered threatened by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).
Intergovernmental and International Affairs
Environment Canada
This site provides information for boatyards and commercial and recreational boaters on environmental best management practices for hull maintenance. Hull maintenance brochures and signs can also be downloaded or ordered from this site.